Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...


Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

An artistic and educational project to explore the Russian Arctic begins in Zaryadye Park in Moscow

19 january 2024

The large artistic and educational project “Explorer and Artist: Art on an Expedition” dedicated to the exploration of the Russian Arctic, starts on January 26 in Zaryadye Park in Moscow with the support of Norilsk Nickel.

The exhibition project is an initiative of Zaryadye Park, the State Darwin Museum, and the Russian State Stroganov University of Industry and Applied Arts, and it is carried out with the support of Norilsk Nickel.

It focuses on expeditions to the Russian Arctic over the past 400 years. The project is interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, includes several exhibitions as well as an educational program and presents the phenomenon of artist-researcher and scientist-researcher who use visual tools as a method of scientific analysis.

The project is timed to coincide with the end of the second year of the Great Scientific Expedition - a joint work of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Norilsk Nickel. The study of fragile ecosystems was carried out in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, on the Kola Peninsula and in the Trans-Baikal region, as well as on a section of the Northern Sea Route and port areas on the Yenisei River.

“The project is interesting for its complexity; it unites three different institutions with one theme, which is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural in nature. It makes it possible to take a broad look at the centuries-old history of the region, understand the significance of climate change in the Arctic and see in a new way the problem of the coexistence of nature, man and technology,” said Kirill Gavrilin, project curator, professor at the Russian State Stroganov University of Industry and Applied Arts.

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished